29 Nov '14, 12pm

My piece on @MothershipSG about @tocsg's quest to survive.

My piece on @MothershipSG about @tocsg's quest to survive.

Not long after setting up a corporate entity to better sustain the website’s operations, The Online Citizen (TOC) is already short on cash. It announced to its readers on Nov. 24 that there would be a reduction in content on the website as the team turns its attention to seeking funds. “Our funds are extremely low, as subscriptions have not been forthcoming and donations have dwindled. Whatever funds we have left now would be directed towards maintaining our web server, to keep the website online,” they wrote. TOC’s problem is neither surprising nor unique. Money is a huge problem for journalism – not to mention citizen journalism – outlets everywhere. The digital world has opened up plenty of opportunities for the media, but also many obstacles to navigate. And figuring out how to earn money from digital content is pretty much Problem #1 for most media groups – be they bu...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2014/11/the-online-citizens-quest-fo...

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